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The Cowboys re-work deal with star linebacker.

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The Dallas Cowboys are in a much better spot than they were just this morning.

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys have restructured the contract of star linebacker Sean Lee, creating around $5 million in cap space.

This is crucial, as the team only had around $3.4 million in cap space - the least in the league - before the move. Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick have already had their deals re-worked in order to get under the current salary cap.

Dallas has the tendency to sacrifice long-term flexibility for a short-term fix, which is why Tony Romo carries an enormous cap number ($24.7 million) for the 2017 season. He had his deal restructured twice already and the team often designs their contracts for multiple restructures down the line.

The Cowboys now have a little more room to maneuver this offseason, which will help them improve the club in free agency.

Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press